Graduate wins award studying snakebites in India

It didn’t take long for Benjamin Herzel to see the snake problem. In the first day of his field research on snake density in India, the 2014 Union College graduate saw professional snake catchers capture, count and release 120 snakes—mostly Indian cobras and Russel’s vipers—in four hours.

IRR graduates find a calling in war-torn Ukraine

Frightened families huddled together trying to keep warm despite tattered and journey-warn clothing.  Any loud noise—even a honking car horn—makes them jump as if bombs are falling. These Ukrainians are just looking for a safe place to stay, and Andrew and Kelila Saunders are helping to provide for those families.

Video: Professor Jim McClelland On Teaching At Union College

Professor Jim McClelland speaks on teaching at Union College.

Long time Union College art professor Jim McClelland explains his philosophy of teaching and why he loves teaching at Union College.

Tuition Freedom Day 2015

March 3, 2015—Seventy-four percent of the way through the school year—was Tuition Freedom Day at Union College.

On March 3rd, we celebrated the day that our students' tuition no longer covered the cost of their education and the gifts of generous alumni and donors made up the other 26 percent. Take a moment to thank a donor today.

Adventist Health System makes $2 million endowment gift to Union College

At the Union College Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 9, Rich Reiner, Executive Vice President of Adventist Health System (AHS) and President/CEO Multi-State Division, announced Union College will be receiving a $2 million gift from AHS. Adventist Health System, a Florida based health care provider that operates 45 hospitals in 10 states including Colorado and Kansas, has given Union College $2 million to create a permanent endowed chair for a professor in the Division of Business and Computer Science.

Across the Unionverse: Kathy Bollinger

How are passion and joy connected? Kathy Bollinger, professor of education, joins hosts Scott Cushman and Emily Wood explore this subject with her, as well as discussing Union's education program, finding a calling, and competition vs. collaboration.

Across the Unionverse: Becky Daniel

What is the value of an Adventist education? Or any higher education for that matter? That's a question Becky Daniel, director of enrollment marketing, gets asked all the time. In this podcast, hosts Scott Cushman and Emily Wood explore the subject with her, plus plenty of side excursions onto related topics.  Some cliff notes include:

The value of a small Christian college: 

Across the Unionverse: Jill Morstad

Jill Morstad discusses dog training and obedience, and how that experience informs her role as a college English instructor.

Across the Unionerse: Kylie Schnell

Photo of Kylie with Nepali children.

Kylie Schnell, a 2011 alumna, joins hosts Emily Wood and Scott Cushman to talk about making friends, moving to Nepal and loving children. 

Across the Unionverse: Ben Tyner

Photo of Ben Tyner teaching class.

Welcome to the very first episode of Across the Unionverse, a podcast in which we chat with students, employees, alumni and community members about topics they're passionate about.

In this episode, we sat down with Ben Tyner, assistant professor of history, to talk about propaganda, art history and sugar packets.


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